Meeting and Field Day

There will be no meeting on June 19th or Field Day this year in Napa you may go to Vallejo to Alden Park on Mare Island.

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The Doctor is In

From qrznow.com and the ARRL:

“RF Loss” is the topic of the latest (May 10) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices. If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.

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One-Day License Class

The Benicia Amateur Radio is offering their very successful One-Day Ham
License Class on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5 PM at the
Benicia Senior Center, 2101 East 2nd St in Benicia.
We are providing two paths: Technician – Element 2; and General, Element
3 for currently licensed Techs. An Exam session will be conducted at
4:00 PM at the conclusion of the study session. Many of our VEs and
support staff are MDARC members.

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Ken McTaggart N6KM sk

Aged 78 years, passed away peacefully at Queen of the Valley Hospital, on March 10, 2018, attended by his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his father, James S. McTaggart, and his mother, Sabina E. McTaggart, nee Sebastiani. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, sons Ian and Alec, daughter Erin, their spouses and partners, Linda, Leigh, and Mike, three grandsons who were the apples of his eye, William, Andrew, and Cameron, and Whoopi, a small, affectionate Goldendoodle.

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The transition is complete

We have sucessfully migrated to a new web host.

WHAT IS A WEB HOST AND WHY DO WE NEED ONE?

A webhost is a computer file-server that contains the files needed to display a web site such as Napasars. Most sites are too big and generate too much traffic to be hosted at home. As a matter of fact, most if not all ISPs (Internet Service Providers) such a AT&T and Verizon specifically prohibit home-hosting as they tend to use too much bandwidth.

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